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Lianne Tan back into world top 50
Date: 8/14/2019 1:09 PM
Published by : Lilit Poghosyan
The World Championships will kick off in Basel, Switzerland, next week already. One of Europe’s top women’s singles players, Lianne Tan (Belgium) will face Thuy Linh Nguyen from Vietnam in the first round. 

-Hopefully I will have a good performance in Basel, Lianne told Badminton Europe. 

According to this week’s women’s singles world ranking list Lianne has reached the top 50, two steps away from her career-best result. Since the start of the Olympic qualifications, she won Brazil International Challenge, became a runner-up in Azerbaijan International and a semifinalist in Spanish International. 

-I am happy to be in the top 50. I hope that I can continue improving my level. That’s the most important thing for me at the moment, she stated.

Other changes
Denmark’s Hans Kristian Vittinghus has moved one spot up on the men’s singles world ranking list to occupy position no. 27. Mark Caljouw (Netherlands) is standing on position no. 32 and France’s Lucas Corvee has advanced to top 50. 

Turkey’s Neslihan Yigit has moved one spot up to stand on position no. 38. Yvonne Li (Germany) is following her on position no. 39. Sabrina Jaquet (Switzerland) is standing on position no. 48.

Europe’s top players keeping their positions
Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) is standing on the same spot as last week – no. 6. Anders Antonsen (Denmark) has been world no. 9 for the last two weeks.

One of Europe’s top women’s singles players Mia Blichfeldt (Denmark) is standing on her career-high position two weeks in a row – no. 12. Line Kjaersfeldt (Denmark) is following her on position no. 17. Kirsty Gilmour (Scotland) is next – on position no. 23.

In the men’s doubles world ranking list Denmark’s Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen are currently occupying position no. 8 and are the top-ranked European doubles players. Gabriela Stoeva/Stefani Stoeva are in the top 10 in the women’s doubles world ranking list. 

In the mixed doubles world ranking list England’s Marcus Ellis/Lauren Smith are standing on position no. 8. Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock are following them on position no. 13.

See the full BWF world ranking list here
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